Fire Code Official

The Fire Code Official provides a number of inspection services to the local business and industry occupancies within the county. Mandated by general statutes, fire inspections are conducted in all existing commercial occupancies, and multifamily residential occupancies, on a 1 year, 2 year, or 3 year rotation, depending on the state requirements.

The North Carolina State Building and Fire Codes are periodically updated and adopted by local ordinance and are enforceable by state law. The provisions of the code shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every building or structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.

The purpose of the fire code in North Carolina is to establish minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practices for providing a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion, or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures, and premises. Inspectors are involved with every aspect of construction, from blueprint plan review to final acceptance testing of all fire protection equipment.

The Currituck Fire Code Officials’ provide a number of other inspection services including:

  • tent
  • daycare
  • foster care
  • fireworks usage
  • hazardous materials inventory
  • blasting
  • underground tank removal
  • and other types of courtesy inspections.

Our inspectors are divided up into areas within the county to provide consistent and knowledgeable guidance to all residents and business owners.